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Powerful alliance (ecologists and business) emerges to challenge Rousseff

Monday, October 7th 2013 - 14:27 UTC
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Environmentalist Marina Silva announced that she will not run for the Brazilian presidency in the 2014 polls, and instead will back Eduardo Campos, who will be the nominee for the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB). Read full article


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  • Brasileiro

    We will not change yet. This government has started an important job, needs four more years.

    Eduardo Campos is a good candidate for 2018.

    Oct 07th, 2013 - 02:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura

    @1 I already found where to station my bike when im touring around in Brazil 2014 ............. ;-)

    Oct 07th, 2013 - 03:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    hahaha ........ these bikes already taken!

    I think the Brazilians are very lucky!

    Oct 07th, 2013 - 03:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura

    Ohh well you decided to host the WC, now you have to share.... Do you reckon only one bike in each?? I can fit I motorbike wheel in between those cheeks, LOL!!

    Oct 07th, 2013 - 03:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ljordao


    No, Dilma is doing a terrible job. Even leftist scoundrels now admit it:

    Oct 07th, 2013 - 07:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

    ” Silva is very popular among younger Brazilians, environmentally conscious voters and evangelical Christians. She placed a strong third in the 2010 presidential election on the Green Party ticket, (20 million voters) and has been rising in polls since the June protests.“

    Quite an accurate if not understated assessment. This si the fastest growing sector here, with significant numbers, and they actively intend to be involved in the coming election.

    ” Lula da Silva and Rousseff's Workers' Party, in recent years.. “ Lula yes, Dilma, not really. Our current President was not even a member of the PT, until she was promoted by Lula as his elected successor.

    Currently, the Campos - Silva PSB coalition has many interested here, and as they say ” traction. ”

    Oct 07th, 2013 - 11:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    This is good news for Dilma, the only candidate with a chance (however slim) of beating her has just dropped out to back a complete no-hoper. This also proves (settling a question I was pondering myself) that despite some of her rhetoric and even some good ideas, Maria Silva is fundamentally to the right of Dilma and the PT, otherwise this alliance with the forces of oligarchy and corruption wouldn't be possible. Its a shame - pat of me was looking forward to a left/left election next time round, and if the political cycle was to move the PT out of office, better the Greens than the PSDB. Environmentalists should remember what the old “business friendly” governments were like with the Amazon; if they do then this one misguided individual won't have much to offer this bizzare coalition...

    Oct 10th, 2013 - 12:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    I continue to think that a country like Brasil would benefit from running a new party (with the correct number of signatures, of course) - one that is called ... The Honest Party.

    OK, I know that it would be a hostage to fortune and that every potential electee of every other party would conspire to destroy it, but it would send out a real message to Brasil and to the world, wouldn't it?

    Everybody standing in every election would, ever after, have to show evidence of their honesty
    .... hell! This could go viral!

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 07:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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